Assessment Task 1: Select a topic, research, and summarise a relevant journal article

Assessment Task 1 is an individual research and critical analysis task that is based on a topic that has been selected by the group.

Each student has the task of finding an academic research article on the chosen topic. Each student needs to find (research), read, analyse and

write a summary of that academic journal article. Restrict your search to an article published in the last five years in an academic, peerreviewed

journal. If you are uncertain if an article is appropriate or not, talk to your tutor before beginning your work. A template for

analysing and summarising the journal article is included below. An electronic copy of this template is available on the LMS. Students are

expected to type up the final version of the individual journal article summary using this electronic template. The assignment must be

submitted on the electronic template via Turnitin.

Use of the La Trobe University Library Database (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/library) would be very useful for this assignment. You can choose

an article from the journals below. Other relevant journals can be found on LMS. Also, The following journals may be helpful in researching

particular topics or in keeping up-to-date with contemporary research in IHRM.

Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resources, British Journal of Industrial

Relations, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, International Business Review, International Journal of

Human Resource Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business.

Please reference any material you use which is not your own. Please ensure you acknowledge the source of the references by using the

Harvard Referencing Style. Refer to: http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/referencing-tool/harvard/style-notes/ for tips on acknowledgement,

referencing and plagiarism. You must use at least six (6) refereed journal articles as references. Access to the La Trobe University online

journals (see: http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/) is a useful resource.

Avoid colloquial language and spelling, grammatical and typographical errors. Repeated errors of this kind will be penalised. Assignments must

follow the specified word length, although a tolerance of 10% is allowed without penalty.

Please note: The individual research and analysis task is worth 10 marks (1000 word limit).

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